Undergraduate | LTU-ANT3KAM | 2024
Kinship, Gender and Marriage
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Kinship, Gender and Marriage
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply kinship terminology and notation to a complex genealogical diagram.
- Construct a complex kinship diagram using genealogical information.
- Critically examine the local and global dimensions of social and cultural changes to kinship and marriage.
- Evaluate different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of kinship and marriage.
- Produce a sustained and complex written argument about a specific topic in kinship studies.
- What is Family?
- Love, Gender and Power
- Ethnicity and Intermarriage
- Alternative Forms of Kinship
- Reproductive Technologies.
Anthropologists have long been fascinated by kinship and marriage, which are central to human social organisation and to relationships of gender and power. In this subject you will look at how anthropological approaches to these forms of relationships have changed over time and critically assess recent work in this field. You will examine the role and significance of kinship and marriage in many different societies, looking at the diverse ways humans create families, and topics such as the concept of love and the darker side of kinship - family violence. The future of kinship and marriage will also be considered in the light of continuing social change and the development of new reproductive technologies.
This is a level 3 subject. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- One genealogical exercise (750 words equivalent) Genealogical exercise to be submitted online. (20%)
- 2 Online quizzes (1250 words equivalent) Quiz questions based on online recorded lectures, readings and online activities. (30%)
- One 2000-word essay. Essay to be submitted via Turnitin. (50%)
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of level two subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ANT2KAM (Kinship, Gender and Marriage) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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